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Intended Audience

The VMware Smart Assurance DCF and EPS API implements the Application Programmer Interface (API) used to develop applications. It enables Software Development Kit (SDK) users to build systems that apply functionality to unique user requirements. These applications can be adapters that make the states of external devices and systems available to the VMware Smart Assurance system or remote client applications that extend Smart Assurance services to other client applications, such as Network Management systems.

This information is intended for anyone who wants to install and upgrade Smart Assurance products. The information is written for experienced system administrators who are familiar with virtual machine technology and datacenter operations.

This document is intended for software developers implementing subscription and adapter applications that involve the core event correlation, repository, and notification services of a Smart Assurance.

VMware Technical Publications Glossary

VMware Technical Publications provides a glossary of terms that might be unfamiliar to you. For definitions of terms as they are used in VMware technical documentation, go to